• For the first time in recent history, Bend will elect a mayor instead of having one chosen by the city council. There are six candidates running. Bend Bulletin reporter Julia Shumway tells us more about them, and what’s at stake in this race.



  • A new study finds that racial minorities receive a lower quality of medical care from Oregon emergency responders than white patients. We talk with the study’s author, Jamie Kennel, about his research and its larger implications for racial disparities in health care.  

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